Malarkey

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JIVE.

Last seen on: –Universal Crossword – Nov 22 2021
LA Times Crossword 8 Sep 21, Wednesday
NY Times Crossword 23 Dec 20, Wednesday

Random information on the term “Malarkey”:

Technical Sergeant Donald George Malarkey (July 31, 1921 – September 30, 2017) was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. Malarkey was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Scott Grimes.

Donald Malarkey was born in Astoria, Oregon, on July 31, 1921, to Leo and Helen (née Trask) Malarkey,:12, 17 married in 1918. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1939 and was of Irish descent.:23 As a youth, he worked on a purse seiner crew on the Columbia River.:70 He was a volunteer firefighter during the destructive Tillamook Burn forest fire, which destroyed thousands of acres of Oregon timber.:255 He was in his first semester at the University of Oregon in the fall of 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.:25

After Pearl Harbor, Malarkey tried enlisting in the Marines, but was rejected because of dental problems. He then tried the Army Air Corps, but lacked the requisite mathematics background. As such, when he was drafted in July 1942, he volunteered for the paratroops of the United States Army, after reading a Life magazine article about them being the best.:29–30, 281 He trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. Of the enlisted men who trained at Toccoa, only one man in six received certification as a member of the fledgling paratroops. He received his jump certification in 1942.:36

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Random information on the term “JIVE”:

Jive talk, Harlem jive or simply Jive (also known as the argot of jazz, jazz jargon, vernacular of the jazz world, slang of jazz, and parlance of hip) was an African-American Vernacular English slang that developed in Harlem, where “jive” (jazz) was played and was adopted more widely in African-American society, peaking in the 1940s.

In 1938, jazz bandleader and singer Cab Calloway published the first dictionary by an African-American, Cab Calloway’s Cat-ologue: A “Hepster’s” Dictionary, which became the official jive language reference book of the New York Public Library. In 1939, Calloway published an accompanying book titled Professor Cab Calloway’s Swingformation Bureau, which instructed readers how to apply the words and phrases from the dictionary. He released several editions until 1944, the last being The New Cab Calloway’s Hepsters Dictionary: Language of Jive. Poet Lemn Sissay observed that “Cab Calloway was taking ownership of language for a people who, just a few generations before, had their own languages taken away.”

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